Fig tree under pool enclosure in Zone 10 - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Pierce, FL (Zone 10)
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Question by frontinos
July 17, 2005
I have my fig tree in a large pot under my my pool enclosure to protect it from the birds and ants. I have been watering with coffee grinds and egg shell tea. My leaves are starting to turn brown and fall off. This is a 1 1/2yr old tree, I have left the fruit on it and it tasted great. I will start to take fruit off. Thank you
from zone 10.

Answer from NGA
July 17, 2005

Hold off the coffee ground for a while. They are acidic and the roots of that tree are pretty confined being in a container. Try to keep the soil moist as the heat of summer puts quite a demand on it and a container plant will dry out very quickly. The fruit can be left on the tree until harvest.

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